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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 85%

21 Jump Street (2012)

"Most importantly, it acknowledges how lame reboots are by nature, and how rarely they honor the original." ‐
Posted Mar 16, 2012
3/5 83%

The Snowtown Murders (2012)

"Although it builds quiet, thick suspense and lacks the bravado and sensationalism of most films of the genre, that doesn't always work to its advantage." ‐
Posted Mar 9, 2012
3.5/5 95%

The Secret World of Arrietty (2012)

"No other animation studio, even our beloved Pixar, can quite replicate the magic, wonder and weirdness [of Studio Ghibl]." ‐
Posted Feb 17, 2012
1.5/5 26%

This Means War (2012)

"Even though this movie has some good bits and sweet moments straight out of a teenage girl's dream journal, the weak spy subplot is meant to do nothing more than distract you from a bunch of supposedly romantic nonsense happening onscreen." ‐
Posted Feb 17, 2012
3.5/5 79%

The Innkeepers (2012)

"The Innkeepers feels more like The Puffy Chair and the 1963 film The Haunting had a non-annoying hipster baby. " ‐
Posted Feb 7, 2012
1.5/5 41%

Red Tails (2012)

"We owe [The Tuskegee Airmen] an enormous amount of gratitude for putting those ill-conceived ideas to rest while protecting our country...and we certainly owe them a better movie than Red Tails." ‐
Posted Feb 7, 2012
4/5 78%

The Grey (2012)

"Director Joe Carnahan punctuates this movie with visceral, overwhelmingly realistic scenes that easily take first place in the Use the Bathroom Before Seeing This Movie Contest." ‐
Posted Feb 7, 2012
1.5/5 31%

Man on a Ledge (2012)

"Yep, there's a man on a ledge in it." ‐
Posted Feb 7, 2012
3/5 27%

Underworld Awakening (2012)

"I LIKEanthroped it." ‐
Posted Feb 7, 2012
2.5/5 73%

Big Miracle (2012)

"The simplistic script draws broad strokes not making anyone a clear villain, assuring that everyone can rest easy knowing that sometimes even evil oil barons (Ted Danson) are willing to free Willy." ‐
Posted Feb 7, 2012
4/5 85%

Chronicle (2012)

"While most similar high-profile projects just consist of a lot of muscly guys wielding big weapons, zooming around outer space and saying forgettable stuff, this movie actually gives audiences something to invest themselves in." ‐
Posted Feb 7, 2012
3.5/5 66%

The Woman in Black (2012)

"[S]eeing it in a theater filled with Harry Potter fans aching to get their Daniel Radcliffe fix, with a killer sound system and popcorn to fling on your neighbor, is what makes it really work." ‐
Posted Feb 7, 2012
1/5 2%

One for the Money (2012)

"Compared to someone like Jennifer Lopez in Out of Sight, Stephanie is a total drip who needs to get her head on straight before she picks up a weapon again." ‐
Posted Feb 3, 2012
4/5 80%

Haywire (2012)

"Carano's skill is the centerpiece here, although everyone adds a bit of sparkle to the brilliance." ‐
Posted Jan 20, 2012
3/5 51%

Contraband (2012)

"Technically, there isn't any one thing in this movie that stands out as spectacular. However, as a whole, it actually works." ‐
Posted Jan 13, 2012
0.5/5 33%

Joyful Noise (2012)

"Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah going head-to-head in a movie together should have been a contender for the Sassiest Movie of 2012, but the result was soulless." ‐
Posted Jan 13, 2012
2.5/5 67%

Roadie (2012)

"Imagine The Wrestler if Mickey Rourke had just wrangled spandex instead of earning his status as a has-been. This is why this movie never feels completely original or moving." ‐
Posted Jan 13, 2012
0.5/5 12%

The Darkest Hour (2011)

"This is possibly the most joy-sucking film of 2011." ‐
Posted Jan 6, 2012
3.5/5 66%

We Bought a Zoo (2011)

"You're very aware of its imperfections, but ultimately find it easy to like." ‐
Posted Dec 23, 2011
2.5/5 51%

The Iron Lady (2012)

"The Iron Lady as a whole does less to impress than its stars, although it's not for lack of trying." ‐
Posted Dec 23, 2011
3.5/5 76%

War Horse (2011)

"Steven Spielberg directed this adaptation probably because it's a perfect holiday storm of subjects: kids, war, and animals. I hope that someone at Kleenex saw this as an opportunity to cross-promote." ‐
Posted Dec 23, 2011
4/5 57%

Albert Nobbs (2012)

"The heart of the movie beats like a drum, and got me in step from the start." ‐
Posted Dec 21, 2011
1/5 12%

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (2011)

"Chipwrecked is a mind-numbing piece of uninspired baloney, meant only to pacify hyperactive children." ‐
Posted Dec 21, 2011
1.5/5 46%

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2012)

"It more resembles a spindly kid running around and screaming for two hours before a hastily applied Hollywood ending shuts him up." ‐
Posted Dec 21, 2011
4/5 93%

Pariah (2011)

"Director and writer Dee Rees, along with a phenomenal performance by Adepero Oduye, gives plenty of points of access for audiences to identify with Alike, and the result is rewarding, rich and universally important." ‐
Posted Dec 21, 2011
3/5 13%

W.E. (2012)

"I figure if anybody deserves to make a quasi self-indulgent Sofia Coppola rip-off, it's Madonna, and she turns it into a fun ride." ‐
Posted Dec 16, 2011
3/5 77%

Outrage (2011)

"A swift kick in the soft parts sure to release some holiday tension." ‐
Posted Dec 14, 2011
3.5/5 80%

Young Adult (2011)

"Starring Charlize Theron and Patton Oswalt, it has all the deliciousness of watching reality TV, because it's a train wreck where the main offender learns nothing at all." ‐
Posted Dec 9, 2011
4/5 76%

We Need to Talk About Kevin (2012)

"The movie is at its best when it uneasily makes you weigh nature versus nurture, and will probably cause more than one person to reinvest in birth control." ‐
Posted Dec 9, 2011
1.5/5 21%

The Sitter (2011)

"Where the movie comes to a complete halt is when it attempts to teach life lessons." ‐
Posted Dec 9, 2011
2.5/5 38%

Oscar and the Lady in Pink (2010)

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Posted Dec 9, 2011
0.5/5 7%

New Year's Eve (2011)

"There's so much wrong here, it's difficult to condense it all into one review." ‐
Posted Dec 9, 2011
3/5 83%

My Week with Marilyn (2011)

"The movie is so airy that even the slightest breeze would blow it away, but it is firmly anchored by incredible performances." ‐
Posted Nov 25, 2011
4.5/5 89%

The Descendants (2011)

"Payne's movie is one more love letter to imperfection that renews my affection for the predicament of being human." ‐
Posted Nov 25, 2011
3/5 74%

Rampart (2012)

"Harrelson completely commits to being this horrible, paranoid man who can do nothing but be confrontational in a uniform. I hope it's more fiction than reality." ‐
Posted Nov 25, 2011
4/5 77%

A Dangerous Method (2011)

"Cronenberg continues being fascinating as a director showing you things you weren't sure you wanted to see but will not soon forget." ‐
Posted Nov 25, 2011
4/5 92%

Arthur Christmas (2011)

"It's just plain charming. And between you and me, I got misty at the end too." ‐
Posted Nov 25, 2011
5/5 96%

The Muppets (2011)

"Thanks Muppets, for reminding me what I am supposed to be, and how life's a happy song when there's someone by your side to sing along." ‐
Posted Nov 22, 2011
2/5 43%

J. Edgar (2011)

"It's not often that a Clint Eastwood movie ends and the first words out my mouth are, "That's it?"" ‐
Posted Nov 11, 2011
4.5/5 79%

Melancholia (2011)

"Aggravating as [von Trier] may be at times, isn't that the price we pay to sit in a movie theater and actually use our brains?" ‐
Posted Nov 11, 2011
0.5/5 16%

The Son of No One (2011)

"The Son of No One makes me feel like a teacher whose student has very obviously plagiarized their final paper of the semester." ‐
Posted Nov 11, 2011
2.5/5 50%

The Rum Diary (2011)

"The Rum Diary is entirely predictable in its unpredictability." ‐
Posted Nov 4, 2011
2/5 46%

Anonymous (2011)

"All in all the dreary script creates a glass ceiling that the film could never bust through, more laugh-inducing than controversy-inspiring." ‐
Posted Oct 28, 2011
2/5 88%

Margin Call (2011)

"The only thing I wrestled with was "Do I care?"" ‐
Posted Oct 21, 2011
2.5/5 39%

Johnny English Reborn (2011)

"Especially considering the meandering storylines of today's uninspired remakes and sequels, this movie is keenly focused on what it's trying to do." ‐
Posted Oct 21, 2011
3.5/5 69%

Footloose (2011)

"It's the single most harmless teen movie in the recent cinematic landscape, and also one of the most charmingly fun." ‐
Posted Oct 14, 2011
4/5 80%

The Skin I Live In (2011)

"This film's strength comes from how it lulls you into a dream world that you are a little suspicious of, only to get blindsided by the truly dark side of revenge." ‐
Posted Oct 14, 2011
2.5/5 20%

Fireflies in the Garden (2011)

"It just comes off a little false." ‐
Posted Oct 14, 2011
3/5 10%

Trespass (2011)

"Sprinkle on a helping of the aforementioned Crazed Cage, and you have a pretty delicious little snack to stave off your hunger until the holiday movie season buffet arrives." ‐
Posted Oct 14, 2011
2/5 27%

Dirty Girl (2011)

"The film rolls downhill to Serious Town when Danielle finds her father, and although the performers are equipped to handle it, it gets more heavy-handed as it winds to a close." ‐
Posted Oct 14, 2011
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